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RTCM Ship Navigation Equipment Guide

The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Service (RTCM), a non-profit association affiliated with the U.S. Coast Guard, has posted its Ship Navigation Equipment Guide


Radio Holland Confirms Deal with Saab TransponderTech

At the Nor-Shipping exhibition held in Oslo in June, the the Radio Holland Group management signed a contract with Saab TransponderTech, for the distribution and service of the Saab R4 AIS system by all Radio Holland Group branches. The R4 AIS is manufactured by Saab TransponderTech AB and is is the fourth generation of Saab AIS. The R4 Class A Transponder System is type-approved with wheelmark and complies with all international standards for AIS ship systems


Furuno Celebrates 25 Years

Back in 1978, Furuno U.S.A. was formed to serve one of the largest markets in the world for marine electronics. Top management at Furuno Electric Company in Nishinomiya City, Japan recognized not only the strength of the U.S. market, but for its potential for Furuno’s quality radar, navigation, sonar and communication electronics to assist professional and recreational mariners. “Furuno’s premier branding is a combined effort of our parent company’s dedication to designing innovative


Sperry Nav Systems for LASCO Tankers

Northrop Grumman Corporation received orders to supply a complete package of electronic navigation equipment for 10 new tankers being built for the Latvian Shipping Company (LASCO). The orders were awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit. The 51,800-dwt, double-hull tankers, which will be equipped to carry either oil products or chemicals, are being built for LASCO’s Crown Navigation subsidiary at the 3.Maj shipyard in Rijeka, Croatia


New Shipping Company Selects Ulstein Design

Ulstein Design has signed contracts with the yard Astilleros de Sevilla in Spain for delivering design and equipment packages to two ULSTEIN PX105 platform supply vessels. The ships will be built for the shipping company EDT Offshore Ltd, Cyprus. The contract is worth around NOK 240 million. The Ulstein Group will supply design, detail documentation and main equipment. This includes products such as main switchboards, bridge and control room consoles


JRC Receives Samsung-Q Mark Gold Award

Photo courtesy Japan Radio Co. Ltd

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a shipbuilding company from Korea, has awarded Japan Radio Company (JRC), the Samsung-Q Mark Gold award.  In 2011 JRC was chosen as a manufacturer of radio & navigation equipment of the highest quality.  In 2002 SHI started this program to achieve the highest rate of customer satisfaction. Since the start of the program, JRC has received consecutively in 2002, 2005 and 2008 the Samsung-Q Mark Silver award and this year received the highest


Transas Equipment Demonstrated at Seawork 2002

At the Seawork show to be held on June 18-20, in Southampton, UK, Transas will provide live demonstrations of its navigational equipment on board a Swedish High Speed Patrol Craft. The new Patrol Craft ENFORCER-II manufactured at the Docksta shipyard arrives from Gothenburg specially for participation at Seawork. This is a new project from the shipyard based on the very successful Combat Boat 90 H, but modified for Police / Coast Guard operations


Advanced IBS for Polar Research Vessel

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Raytheon Anschütz has recently completed the supply of their latest generation of Integrated Bridge System (IBS) to the “SA Agulhas II”, a new polar research ship owned by the Republic of South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).   Sea trials including demanding ice trial tests in the Gulf of Bothnia were successfully passed during March 2012. The 134 meters long vessel was designed and built by the STX Finland shipyard of Rauma


PRONAUTAS Signs 120 Connectivity Solutions Contracts

PRONAUTAS said it is enjoying continued success in the Maritime Connectivity market, securing more than 120 connectivity contracts in the last 12 months alone. The company attributed the success to the introduction of the Total Solution package, combining a ship-to-shore connectivity service with airtime provision, accounting authority services, radio registration, service and maintenance for communication and navigation equipment


Grandweld to Build Four Crewboats for COTEMAR-Mexico

Similar vessel to that ordered (Photo: Grandweld)

Dubai-based Grandweld Shipyards, has secured a contract worth over $21 million from the Mexico-based COTEMAR, to design and build four 42-meter Fast Aluminum Crew Boats. The world-class reputable design 42m crew boat will be fitted with EPA Tier 3 compliant main engines, and advanced navigation equipment to meet the client’s specific needs. The vessels are designed to reach speeds in excess of 26 knots.  They benefit from luxury seating, accommodation for VIP guests


PRONAUTAS Expands to North America

Supplier of integrated solutions for navigation, communication and connectivity PRONAUTAS has expanded its European and Asian operations into North America with a new office located in Charlottesville, Virginia with main service station in Houston


Efficient Computer Control with G&D

Server room of a VanOord dredger: Extremely robust and durable G&D products for special applications fulfill all technical requirements.

For centuries, mariners have relied on paper maps to navigate the world’s oceans and waterways. Today, the computer technology used on board literally controls the vessel. Along with computers, KVM technology enters ships across the world


Virtual Aids to Navigation Mark Research Equipment

Photo: CGG

Vesper Marine will provide its Virtual Aid to Navigation technology to the French company CGG, a  geoscience company that provides geological and geophysical survey and analysis primarily to the oil and gas industry.  In its ongoing quest to map the ocean’s floors


Imtech Marine USA and Radio Holland ‘Reloaded’

Fergus Campbell

Fergus Campbell recently took the top spot at Imtech Marine USA. He discusses the path forward, particularly the desire to expand the ubiquitous Radio Holland brand. How did you come to a career in the maritime industry? There were a number of factors that led me to this career


Avoiding the Edges of the Sea

As predicted by Rudyard Kipling in 1935, we have reached the point where technology has instilled a false sense of complacency in many mariners.  Technology only performs its designed tasks if properly programmed and utilized.

Mariners do best when they avoid the edges of the sea – the shoals, rocks, and other hard spots.  Coming into contact with the edges of the sea at other than a slow walking speed can ruin an otherwise pleasant voyage. Unfortunately, though


Two Scandlines Ferries Take Shape

Scandlines offers efficient, reliable transport for passengers and freight customers. The focus is on good service and a variety of activities on board ship, as well as extensive shopping opportunities in the Border Shops

  The completion of the two new vessels, M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen, at the Danish shipyard FAYARD is progressing according to plan. It is expected that the two new passenger ferries can be put into operation on the Rostock-Gedser route in the second half of 2015.


IMO adopts Polar Code Safety Requirements

On November 21, the International Maritime Organization, or IMO, finalized the Polar Code and adopted amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, or the SOLAS, which will create mandatory safety requirements for ships operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters.  


Transas Installs ECDIS Simulators at Romanian University

Photo: Constanța Maritime University

Romanian university Constanța Maritime University will provide ECDIS training in accordance with the STCW 2010 requirements    Transas Marine has installed the ECDIS simulator class at the Constanța Maritime University (CMU), one of the first maritime schools in Romania to launch


Aalesund University College Upgrades Navigation Simulator

One of the first K-Sim Navigation simulators to be installed May 2015. (Image: Kongsberg Maritime)

Aalesund University College has become one of the first Kongsberg Maritime simulator users to migrate to the new simulator technology platform, K-Sim Navigation. In a contract signed on January 6, 2015 following an open tender by the college


Australia Gives Landing Craft to the Philippines

The Australian Government will gift two recently-decommissioned Landing Craft Heavy vessels, including a package of spare parts, to the Philippines Government, the Minister for Defense Kevin Andrews announced today.    Andrews said the former Royal Australian Navy vessels HMAS Tarakan


Maintenance Woes Led to Digby Ferry Grounding

Maintenance deficiencies and inadequate emergency procedures led to November 2013 grounding of Princess of Acadia in Digby, Nova Scotia    Maintenance deficiencies and lack of adequate emergency procedures led to the November 7, 2013 loss of electrical power and grounding of the


CBO Orders PSV Design from ULSTEIN

CBO’s new PSV of the PX105 design. (Image: ULSTEIN)

Brazilian shipowner CBO has placed an order with ULSTEIN for a PX105 type platform supply vessel (PSV) design and equipment package.   The deal encompasses design and an extended main equipment package, including the system solutions ULSTEIN IAS integrated automation system


NACOS Platinum Systems for Two New Star Cruises Liners

NACOS Platinum (Photo courtesy of SAM Electronics)

L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) has announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide its latest NACOS Platinum series aboard two new 150,000-gross-ton cruise ships for Star Cruises. Built by MEYER WERFT at its Papenburg shipyard in northern Germany


Ballerina's First Electric Ferry Enters Service

Photo courtesy of DIAB

With around half a million plug-in electric cars are on the roads worldwide, electric propulsion is now slowly spreading into other types of transportation, one of which is electric boats. Stockholm ferry operator Ballerina has introduced a new, electrically propelled passenger ferry


Kalmar Completes AGV Project at PSA Singapore

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  Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has successfully completed the project to supply the onboard navigation application for four automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to PSA Singapore.  The initiative is part of PSA's strategic investment in automation technologies to enhance its premier status as






 
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